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ok, so my new neighbour is renting the house next door, sounds like they have 3 puppies that bark non stop, it's driving my family & I crazy.
I'm not the type to complain normally, but this is taking the piss, so my question is, who do I complain to in the UK about this problem?
summer of sam....(the film)
yes I know it's not design related, but so are alot of other posts on here, I tried google but can't find the answer.
if they're puppies they'll stop after a while.
You cant do much if they just make the noise during the day and it's under 85db of constant noise.
If its between 11pm and 7am that the noise is then you could complain as a breach of the peace.
do what vivid said, go to your local council website, they'll have a phone number(s) for you to phone for domestic noise complaints and business noise complaints.
They're dogs. That's kind of what they do...
One thing you shouldn't do is to make an anonymous complaint to a third party before first being neighbourly and talking to them face to face to make them aware of the problem.
90% of any irritation like is the anxiety of not knowing if the noise is because the neighbours are anti-social and couldn't give a shit or whether they are decent people who are inadvertantly causing you greif.
If you knock on the door and have a chat with them you will know the answer to this. If they say they are really sorry and are trying to get the puppies to calm down, you wont feel as irritated by it.
If you knock on the door and they tell you to piss off becuase they couldn't give a shit if you're being disturbed, then you know you need to refer this to the relevant authorities to deal with as a noise abatement issue.
with noise it's always the same you can do much about and is the must fucking anoying thing ever. I wonder wich country has the most strict noise policy(so i can move to :))
I can't believe you thought you'd find a solution on here?!!
QBN delete this pathetic thread please!!
"who do I complain to in the UK about this problem?"
the dog owners, you pussy, who the fuck else?
"who do I complain to in the UK about this problem? "...
first of all, go talk to your neighbours and figure out a solution...
(and what uncle_helv said too)
LONG POST ALERT...
An aside, by way of a warning about bottling up resentment towards neighbours as opposed to addressing it in a timely fashion....
The last place I lived in London, in Mapesbury (which is actually just Kilburn with Begonias), I had this lovely big flat in a really tranquil road... except for the downstairs neighbours who would frequently erupt into the most horrific screaming, shouting and loud-as-fuck door slamming in the middle of the night. It would go on for hours on end and was really quite soul churningly horrible.
After many months of simmering in resentment about this, one night I finally flipped. I got dressed and charged down, pounded on their door and shouted at them to OPEN THE FUCKING DOOR. NOW. A really haggard woman, who looked a bit like Edvard Munch's "The Scream" answered the door meakly and I really laid into her verbally about the months of misery we had endured listening to her family tear the flat and each other to pieces. I went on to ask, loudly and aggressively, if there was perhaps something wrong with them. If perhaps they might actually be mental... becuase from upstairs it certainly sounds like they were completely fucking mental and should probably be in an institution of some kind.
The woman confirmed with tear filled eyes that yes, indeed, her 15 year old son was 'mental' but there was no facility for caring for him so they had to do the best they could at home. She told me through her sobs that it had ruined their lives, and she was really very sorry to hear it was also now ruining ours. Her grief was raw and limitless as I curled up and died right there on her doorstep.
Give me their address
...and I will kill em